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  1. Whatever prize mony you win in any tournament, you add to your overall income. You are then TAXED at that rate, so add 25K to your earnings and pay the tax, your win wont feel like much then. I spoke with a past winner of the now defunc ESLO, back in the day when the grand prize was that beautiful GRADY WHITE. Those were ther days gentleman. His win turned into a nightmare as he had to pay out taxes on the total and in addition, split with team members. Never fished a toury again. I would"nt go that far. I just feel that a ( 60% ) increase in cost for anything is gouging. Consider adding 60% to any of your purchases today. Consider ( 1 ) purchase you made a year ago that went up by ( 60% )today. No business could obsorb that high a percentage increase and survive. As far as odds in winning the lottery, I could win a heck of o lot more mony as well. Current Lottery 33 Million. If win, I"ll pay for every LOU member to celebrate as I appreciate all the benefits I have recieved from this web-site. Good luck to those fishing, hope you have good water and the reels are singing.
  2. Went fishing to Lake O last week and while at dock learned from another boater that the LOC Derby had a significant increase in there entrance fee. Speaking with additional fisherman, several expressed there decision to not enter this fall tournament as a result. I spoke with my tourny members who fish each fall and we also decided to not enter as well. This represents an additional ( 60 % ) to entrance fee over last year. I cant recall much of anything with a cost increase at that rate. granted 15$ is not a lot of money, but feel LOC is taking Salmon Anglers for SUCKERS. A charter Captain present mentioned he could not get his clients to enter as they had in last years tourny, 40$ to get in and 20$ for the day to a trip adds up fast. Just want to know if any LOU members have given thought to not fish this year for same reason. I have seen dwindling numbers of anglers on Lake O for a long time now. During the week fishing out of Wilson last fall, I noticed the fewest boats ever during a tournament. Have"nt fished out of the OAK in several years, wondering if anyone noticed the decline at other ports you may have fished. I feel that if we cant reverse this trend, our fishery will be neglected ( as it has been in the past by elected officials as they feel its not worth spending $ to maintain the fishery. The tournaments are one way of enabling this fishery to be exposed to potential future anglers. Consider the number of Captains who no longer operate charters. The decision by LOC officials to raise entrance fees by a whopping (60 %) is a bad one. It will only hasten the decline in exposure to our fishery, and will have a negative impact for years to come. Any thoughts or opinions from LOU members. If you agree, send an email to LOC and voice your thoughts. Thanks guys for your imput.
  3. I currently have a 65hp merc 1975 I have had this motor a couple of years now, came with a boat that i purchased to acquire the trailer. I had the carbs rebuilt, and istalled a new impeller. the compression on each cylinder is 142 141 142 three cylinder. The motor has a fuel leak but still runs. It also needs a gasket, If your interested and can do the work, you will get a great motor. It has a spare prop, gas tank, and controls. been sitting in my garage the last two years. I can send you pics if interested, $450:00 this motor is in excellent shape. Email if interested [email protected]
  4. Had an attempted break in of my boat some years ago at this marina while overniting with my young son at the time. The Marina owner at the time , now gone I'm told, made no effort to secure the marina for slip holders. I left the following week, and have not ever gone back. I have heard of countless issues with boats that are docked, and trailered as well being broken into. In my opinion, this marina is the absolute worst for this activity that I have ever known. I travel in my work all the way to Toledo Ohio and frequently stop at different marinas and speak with boaters and fisherman along the way. Sadly, in my own backyard, this Marina cant come remotely close to the security that is IN PLACE at most others. Seems like each year this location has fewer boats, seen Barts Cove lately, nuf said Too bad, the security issues spoil the great fishing potential. You would think that City officials would see to that their main attraction on the waterfront was noy allowed to be ruined this way.
  5. I have a 1986 E-Z Loader 4800 lb capacity bunk style trailer avalable. I had a 3600lb 24 ft searay on it, bought a larger trailer from a fishing freind, no longer use/ need it. Would be excellent for your Starcraft. Tires are very good, has brand new brakes. I am replacing the wireing with new, also cleaning up the brake accuator. was planning to post inn fall. However saw your add and thought i would drop you a line. Trailer is located in Southtowns near Buffalo. Overal condition is very good. hauled to Ontario about 10 times a year. Selling for $950.00. cash sale only. If interested, Mike J. 716 220 4603
  6. 16 ft. 1975 Starcraft Holiday . New floor, transom and dash. New interior. Full canvas- top, sides and Aft curtain. Has a newer Hummingbird Fishfinder. Also has an anchor. Trailer in excellent shape--added larger tires. Rack and Pinion steering. No leaks. Just put on a motor and fish! (Rated up to an 85hp outboard.) NO TRADES. $1500. No emails, Please call 716-220-4603
  7. Very well maintained, very good condition, clean, solid, comfortable rig to fish on. Mercruiser 350/260HP burns no oil 146-148 comp. each cyl. Oil changed each season 8-1/2 beam. all glass liner Bellows-three years old, new alternator, plugs, wires, distributor, shift cable, battery switch Electronics- Lawrance X135A- Fish Hawk Themal Troll 840 (two probes) Garmin GPS w/coastal map (lake Ontario-Erie ) four speaker cd/am/fm stereo, VHS Radio, have manuals for F/F, GPS Cuddy sleeps two adults, porta potty, plenty of storage. 70 Gallon fuel tank. Sun Top, Mooring cover, Atlantic Towers rocket launcher w/12 rod holders, 8 are adjustable-fish planer lines-in line boards dipsy's-lead core-options are great and you will appreciate the convenience-also has spreader lites radar mount if needed. Trailer is an E-Z Loader Bunk Style- brakes-tires actuator are two years old- has less than 800 miles since replaced. I am going bigger and will be retaining the riggers, trolling kicker and bracket and side mount rod holders. Boat also has a swim platform that is not attatched-have never used it-but kept it from previous owner-boat has fished Ontario its whole life- stored indoors and boat house kept. Currently stored-will be available to view in about 10 days- can start up at that time for your inspection. $5800.00 - will sell for $4850.00 without rocket launcher (cost of new one about 3k.) Call (716) 220-4603--if no answer, please leave message.
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